Aidan – the UK Saint

It’s St George’s day but Dr Ian Bradley believes the UK needs a fifth saint that all of the UK can identify with. His candidate is Aidan, the founder of Lindisfarne. It is one of the suggestions in his new examination of modern Britishness, Believing in Britain: The Spiritual Idenity of Britishness. He argues:

“Aidan was the sort of hybrid Briton that sums up the overlapping spiritual identities of Britain.”